Frozen Lime Daiquiri

Frozen Daiquiri Cocktails
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

The daiquiri is an extremely popular tropical cocktail and it comes in many fruity forms. When you're looking for a simple, delicious blended treat, give the frozen lime daiquiri a try. It's the ultimate way to cool down on a hot summer day.

This recipe is very basic and it should be adapted to your taste. Unlike the original shaken lime daiquiri, the ice used in the blended version can make it a little dull. To give it a boost of flavor, you'll find it best to use an aged rum and dark sugar in your simple syrup. When paired with fresh lime juice, it creates a drink that is as intriguing as it is cooling.

As in any daiquiri and margarita recipe, there is potential to add even more flavor. With a little extra fruit or liquor, you can transform this recipe into an entirely new experience. Have fun with what you toss in the blender and enjoy your experiments.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces ​rum (aged or gold)
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice (fresh)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (with brown sugar such as turbinado or demerara)
  • 3/4 cup ​ice
  • Garnish: ​lime wedge

Steps to Make It

  1. Blend the ingredients until it reaches the desired thickness.

  2. Pour into a chilled collins glass.

  3. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Tips

  • With a flavor as transparent as lime, you don't want to add too much ice, though. One way to keep the ice in check is to ensure all your ingredients are cold before adding them to the blender. Your rum is safe in the freezer and you can juice your limes ahead of time and give it a quick freeze as well.
  • While white rum may be a good choice for a full-flavored strawberry daiquiri, a lime daiquiri needs a little more dimension. This is the perfect time to use your favorite gold or aged rum. For even more flavor, consider a spiced or flavored rum.

Recipe Variations

  • This recipe is the basis for a whole variety of frozen daiquiris and almost any fruit will complement the lime. Pineapple or strawberry rum add instant intrigue. You can also infuse herbs like rosemary, lavender, or mint into a syrup or the rum for even more dimension.
  • Another option is to add a liqueur. Taking a hint from the Hemingway daiquiri, a shot of maraschino is a nice boost and creates what is sometimes called a Floridita daiquiri.
  • For a big change in flavor, add your favorite fresh fruits to the blender. The banana daiquiri is a perfect example. Simply cut the fruit into chunks for easier blending and don't be afraid of mixing flavors. Pineapple-kiwi, strawberry-banana, apricot-peach...the combinations are endless.